Steve Carell, we hardly knew ye
class=img_thumbleft>Let it be known that it was on this day, Friday, August 26, 2005, that we discovered how Steve Carell's rise to fame would cease, plummet and fizzle out. The actor came to prominence as a faux-reporter on theDaily Show
, then scored some choice roles inBruce Almighty
. He tackled Ricky Gervais' role in the American version ofThe Office
, and most recently fronted the number one movie in America last week,The 40-Year-Old Virgin
. (Yeah, yeah he also playedUncle Arthur
in that shittyBewitched
remake earlier this year, whatever). Carell's white hot star will soon leave our galaxy and cool off in the deepest darkness of space known asEvan Almighty
, the Jim Carrey-less sequel toBruce Almighty
, in which Carell's newsman character is inspired to build an ark. I'm hoping this is a joke, and that I've been fished in like the dim-witted rube I am.
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